While describing the treatment meted on the party’s scribe as a gross abuse of human liberty, the forum accused President Muhammadu Buhari of using the anti-corruption agencies and other institutions of state to subject accused persons like Metuh to inhuman treatment.
A statement issued by Osaro Onaiwu, the coordinator of the forum warned the ruling APC against using power to maltreat opponents.
He said, “The handcuffing of the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP exemplifies a terrible decay of power by the APC regime which sees itself bigger than the democratic state, Nigeria, which brought it to power.
“The only reasonable conclusion we have reached is that the anti-corruption agencies and other institutions of state have allowed themselves to be dictated to by a single vindictive authority which takes pleasure in using power anyhow and in anyway in gross abuse of the constitution, African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and human liberty.”
The forum, however, stated that it was not against the anti-corruption war of the present regime of President Muhammadu Buhari, but insisted that the anti-corruption drive must be within the ambit of the constitution and appropriate laws.